My Love Of Art And Music

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The importance of creativity is something I have understood from a really young age. My parents always challenged me to “think outside of the box”. This is what ignited my love of art and music. Art, for me, is my escape route. Whenever I am upset or get stressed, I turn to art. I love to draw cartoon characters and work on my modern calligraphy typography whenever I can. Music is another escape route for me. Ever since I was in first grade, I loved to play the piano. I was not very good at first, but after many years of hard work and dedication, I am actually quite astounding at it. I now have the opportunity to play the piano and organ during church services on Sunday. I am grateful that my parents made the commitment early in my life to help me to excel creatively with diligence and devotion. Having a musical ability has helped me in many ways. One of those is by giving me the desire to participate in marching band. In eighth grade I started band by playing the xylophone. I have now devotedly served the band for five years, three of which I was the Pit Section Leader. Last year, I was able to go to a competition called Solo and Ensemble where I got ranked superior – the best you can do. I know that without hard work, I would never be where I am today. Additionally, I have also served diligently in my local FCCLA chapter for the past four years. My freshman year I had the opportunity to go to a District FCCLA Competition where I placed third in the

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